Forest and Fields, July 18, 2016

satellite imagery Blog Posts

How Satellite Data Can Help with COVID-19 and Beyond

Tech

In a world turned upside-down by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we at Planet are regularly asked how daily satellite monitoring of the Earth might be helpful. We’d like to share some perspective with you about the role satellite imagery and analytics can play in responding to disease outbreaks in general, and to […]

Celebrating the International Day of Human Spaceflight

Stories

Today we celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Human Space Flight, a day that commemorates cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbital flight in 1961. While the origin of this date is tied to the first human space flight (and is usually celebrated around the world with some rockin’, space-themed Yuri’s Night parties), […]

Researchers Use Planet Data to Investigate Pollution in Beijing During COVID-19 Crisis

Stories

The Satellites for Climate Action initiative— powered by Planet, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the state of California—has helped enable researchers to examine surprising information about power plant emissions. China has been experiencing the lowest recorded air pollution levels over the last month, due in part to limited transportation, closed factories and construction sites […]

McGill University Partners with Planet to Track Earth Systems Changes Daily

News

McGill University, one of the oldest universities in Canada, recently signed an agreement with Planet to provide students with subscription access to Planet’s data and satellite imagery. McGill students will now be able to use our growing catalogue of PlanetScope satellite imagery for non-commercial research and classroom activities across a variety of […]

Historic RapidEye Constellation Captures Last Light

News

As announced at the start of the year, the RapidEye constellation has retired, capturing its last magnificent images, which we are sharing with you today. While RapidEye satellites will no longer collect imagery for commercial or noncommercial use, their archive of impressive data will remain available to customers, and will be used […]

Seisan Partners with Planet to Solve Complex Business Problems Using Daily Satellite Imagery

News

Late last year we launched Planet Orbit, a new partner program that allows Planet partners to gain access to high temporal resolution geospatial data, create powerful solutions and differentiate their business. Today we’re excited to announce our new partnership with Seisan, a custom software solutions and systems integration company specializing in leveraging […]

How Swift Geospatial is Creating Positive Change in Forest Management

Tech

Today is the International Day of Forests, created by the United Nations to help raise awareness about how forests can help humans generate environmental sustainability, create food security and produce thriving economies. Forests are also known for their carbon-capturing abilities and are one of our best defenses against the threat of climate […]

Update on Planet Operations During COVID-19 Events

News

As many are aware, Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, where shelter-in-place orders were issued on Monday to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19. As per the order, San Francisco residents have been ordered to stay in their homes until further notice. While Planet is complying with guidance to prioritize the […]

Planet Welcomes New CFO Ashley Fieglein Johnson

News

I’m happy to announce that Ashley Fieglein Johnson is Planet’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Ashley is an expert in corporate strategy, business development and finance, and she has extensive experience building and leading teams in the technology space. Ashley is joining Planet at an exciting time as the company continues to […]

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